Skip to main content

An unintentional slip of the tongue from New Zealand's COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins could be a catalyst for the career of one local music producer. 

At a press conference over the weekend, Hipkins was addressing the notion that Kiwis living in high-density areas face the struggle of being unable to get outside without posing a risk to public health. However, in the moment he used some awkward phrasing, leading to a blunder in which he said Kiwis were looking to get out and "spread their legs" instead of "stretch their legs."

The gaffe wasn't lost on anybody, including local dance music radio station George FM, who are now calling on music producers and DJs to give their best attempt at remixing the humorous audio clip. The station is offering the best remix airplay on the "George Breakfast" show as well as a George FM bucket hat.

According to Newshub, this is not the first time George FM has rewarded producers for bringing levity to the messaging of public officials. Last year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern repeatedly used the phrasing "spaced out" to explain the concept of socially distanced events. Producer Ayden Harris seized the moment to turn her words into a blistering trap remix, which was uploaded to the station's YouTube channel.

Recommended Articles

Marbs by Myles Heidenreich

Marbs Broadens Scope of Desert Hearts Black Imprint With latest EP, "Minds on the Run"

The project features a remix from Spanish techno veteran Oscar L.

Zamna Festival 2022, Afterlife

Zamna Festival Reawakens Tulum to Kick Off 2022 With 6 Nights of Dance Music

After last years’s postponement, Zamna Festival returned stronger than ever, headlined by the likes of Black Coffee, Tale Of Us, Claptone and more.

boogie t

Boogie T Reveals First Headline Performance at Red Rocks, "Boogie T On The Rocks"

Before Boogie T's closing set, SoDown, Minnesota, KHIVA, Bawldy, and his BOOGIE T. RIO band will take the stage.

Producers interested in being considered for the competition must send their remix to this email address for consideration.

Related

police

Police Called On Senior Citizens in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine Due to Reports of "Illegal Rave"

Police were called in to break up a rave, what they found instead was rather unexpected.

gym working out

Korea's New COVID-19 Rules Restrict the BPM of Music in Gyms

Officials hope slower music will lead to a lower risk of infection, leading to what become an immediately controversial new restriction impacting gyms.

general

UK Nightlife Sector Faces New COVID-19 Restrictions Amid "Freedom Day" Celebrations

Starting September 1st proof of vaccination will be required to enter nightclubs in the UK, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

John-Acquaviva-sonard17

Techno/House DJ John Acquaviva Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Canada-based producer sharedhis difficulties in obtaining a test for the illness, an endeavor that has proven difficult in developed countries.

hitesh-dewasi-AJ-YiPjnFiw-unsplash

New Survey Reveals COVID-19 Has Influenced DJs to Stop Pursuing Music Careers

Tough times for live performers amid the pandemic have caused some to rethink their career path altogether.

Musicares

MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund Now Depleted of Financial Resources

The organization has seen double the average rate of annual applications in a matter of weeks.

Slushii Promo Photo

Slushii's Brain Freeze Radio to Debut On Insomniac Radio

Insomniac has announced that Slushii will be debuting his own radio show on SiriusXM.

Ultra Music Festival Stage

Ultra Abu Dhabi Postponed Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

The debut of Ultra Abu Dhabi will not go as planned because of the new coronavirus.